Arsenic Park Gets Cleared !

………Some of you long time readers will remember that the Middle River Terrace Park in Fort Lauderdale (on Dixie Highway), was being investigated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as a possible Federal Superfund site (arsenic poisoning).

 

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………    MRT Park

 

…….   The park was built on the site of a former plant nursery that had closed in 1979,  and the adjacent property had signs of arsenic in the soil, which could be caused by pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. But the park had been thoroughly tested before the City purchased the land in 2000, with no problems detected…..

 

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……  But a local citizen repeatedly called official after official demanding a new investigation. And the State took the bait.

 

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………..  Well, guess what !  …… After the State of Florida spent months ( and probably tens of thousands of dollars) with field tests, laboratory work,, analysts, engineers, scientists etc., the results are as follows …..

…………..  groundwater migration is not a concern

…………….  air migration is not a concern

……………   soil migration does not appear to be a major concern at this time

 

         …………………..  this site is not eligible for further superfund action  …..

 

………….  thank goodness !!

 

 

2 Replies to “Arsenic Park Gets Cleared !”

  1. Tim, This is fantastic news. In accepting the challenge of moving the house, years ago, the Broward Trust Directors always dreamed of a beautiful south side park to complement MRTP park to the north. This is a dream come true!

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